Until your infant is old enough to swallow capsules whole, open the ZENPEP capsule and sprinkle the contents directly into your infant’s mouth, or onto food. If you’re sprinkling ZENPEP contents into your infant’s mouth, always give your infant enough breast milk or formula to completely swallow the ZENPEP contents right away.
If you’re sprinkling ZENPEP contents onto food, always give the ZENPEP and food mixture to your infant right away. Use a small amount of acidic foods, such as applesauce or pureed bananas or pears. This should be the kind of baby food jars that you buy at the store, or other food recommended by your doctor. Do not mix ZENPEP directly into formula or breast milk. Liquid is needed whether you are giving ZENPEP with food or directly into your infant’s mouth.
After giving ZENPEP to your infant, remember to look in his or her mouth to make sure that all of the medicine has been swallowed.
If you forget to take ZENPEP, call your doctor or wait until your next meal and take your usual number of capsules. Do not make up for missed doses. Take your next dose at the usual time.
Keep ZENPEP and all medicines out of the reach of children.
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ZENPEP is a prescription medicine for people who cannot digest food normally because their pancreas does not make enough enzymes. ZENPEP may help your body use fats, proteins, and sugars from food. ZENPEP contains a mixture of digestive enzymes (lipases, proteases, and amylases) from pig pancreas. ZENPEP is safe and effective in children.
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